Excitement is running high in northern Ohio as the Cleveland Browns prepare for the NFL regular season. For the first time in years, the Browns are being mentioned as possible playoff contenders, and a 2-0 mark in the preseason has ramped up expectations for the team reaching the playoffs for the first time since 2002.
One Browns fan is so confident about the Browns' chances, he got a tattoo Wednesday that proclaimed the team the Super Bowl LIV champions, WKYC reported.
Ohio State student Garrett Howenstine, 20, a junior at Ohio State University, told the television station he got a tattoo on his right thigh predicting the Browns would be hoisting the Vince Lombardi Trophy on Feb 2 in Miami.
The tattoo features a Browns helmet with the words "Superbowl Champs LIV" written underneath, WKYC reported. Howenstine has been getting grief online for not using the proper term, "Super Bowl," on his tattoo.
Howenstine got the tattoo at Bodystain Tattoo & Body Piercing in Columbus. But here is the irony: Smitty, the tattoo artist who did the work, is a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, WEWS reported.
Howenstine's tattoo may seem a bit premature, since the Browns have never been to the Super Bowl, but he is confident Baker Mayfield, Odell Beckham Jr. and Myles Garrett can bring glory to Cleveland this season.
"Most people either love it or hate it. The people that hate it let it go at the logo being old or the Super Bowl not being spaced out," Howenstine told WEWS.
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